A 93-year-old grandmother has just one humble wish after beating coronavirus.

Evelyn Bilham, from Hull, tested positive for coronavirus after she was taken to hospital over a fall which left her with two fractured legs.

After two weeks on a ward she was moved to a care home, where she was diagnosed with the disease, Hull Live reports.

However, she miraculously beat the virus and now all she wants is for her new sofa to be delivered.

Evelyn was shielding at home in March during the first week of lockdown when she got up to make a cup of tea, fell and fractured both of her legs.

Evelyn Bilham defied the odds and beat coronavirus

Evelyn, was laid helpless on her living room floor waiting for help for three hours.

Her family were alerted after the care company became worried when she did not pick up the phone.

The care company called her granddaughter, Melanie Maw, who sent her son-in-law to check on Evelyn.

Melanie said: "My daughter is shielding but her husband went in the car to her house. We thought she had maybe passed away. He let himself in and she was on the floor in a very strange position."

Evelyn was taken to hospital and had surgery on one of her knees which was put into a cage to heal. Her other was put in a cast.

Melanie said: "She was in hospital for two weeks and she tested negative for Covid. She was put in a care home for rehabilitation and a week later we got a phone call to say she had tested positive.

"She'd had a really serious fall, an operation, she's had a heart scare, Type 2 diabetes, a leg ulcer and anaemia. I was thinking, 'She's not going to make it through this.'"

She is now desperate to receive her new sofa
The grandmother has underlying health conditions

Evelyn was taken to the Needler Ward at Dove House Hospice, which was created to help alleviate pressure on Hull's hospitals and to help care for Covid patients.

The disease has killed over 38,000 people across the UK, and 159 in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Melanie said: "When my nana got to Dove House she had a high temperature, the cough, nothing tasted right and a few times when we spoke to her we could hear her chest sounded so wet.

"They put her on oxygen when she was there. She still has a cough.

"She had been there for four weeks when she tested negative and then last week they moved her back to the care home and she can now say she has beat Covid."

Melanie praised her "incredible" Nana who has been through so much.

She said: "We have promised her the earth. She's called me at times and said, 'I don't want to die' and I said 'You haven't gone through all you have for this to finish you off.'

"We've promised to decorate her bungalow and she wants a new suite. After all she's been through and how poorly she has been she just wants a new suite. She had ordered one and was waiting for it to come before all of this.

She had a high temperature, a cough and lost her sense of taste

"All of the hospital nurses, doctors and staff at the hospital, care home and Dove House have all done a fantastic job. We're so grateful."

Evelyn will still be recuperating at the care home for a few more weeks while her legs heal, and despite the lockdown she is still able to keep in touch with her loved ones.

Melanie said: "They've put her in a lovely big room. The fact that she got Covid and beat it, I just can't believe it.

"It has been horrendous, not being able to visit her but the home have got her set up on a portal so she can see us on a video call but she presses all of the wrong buttons and then gets off Facebook totally.

"She only has to press the answer button but she's managed to end up on YouTube.

"She's been a bit down because it's a time when she has really needed company and help to get through this and we haven't been able to do that but one of us calls every day.

"Her great great grandchildren have sent her cards and pictures which has kept her going.

"For her to come out of this at 93 and with everything she has that they say makes you more vulnerable, I'm just amazed.

"She's so loved by all of the family and she's amazing. I don't know what we would do if anything happened to her."